Mental Health Advocacy and Action in Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis have aggravated pre-existing drivers of poor mental health across the globe. In addition to severe disruptions to psychosocial support for individuals with pre-existing conditions, increased levels of stress, anxiety, and depression due to lockdowns, job insecurity and conflict are among a myriad of factors that have disrupted […]

Youth in action: Addressing mental health together

On May 11, NCD Child in partnership with UNICEF, OxFord University and ‘My Mind our Humanity’ hosted a fireside chat entitled ‘Youth in action: Addressing mental health together’. A group of young people shared what it was like to live with one or more non-communicable diseases (NCDs) during the pandemic and highlighted steps to protect […]

NCD Child introduces new Young Leaders Program

We are excited to present our new Young Leaders Program (YLP)! The YLP is a two-year leadership program created to support young people aged 19-30 to scale up their leadership capacity, increase engagement in non-communicable disease (NCD) related advocacy and sustain a strong youth voice within the NCD landscape. The program serves as a platform […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Obesity and Diabetes in the Asia-Pacific Region

Hosted by NCD Child, in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA) and Caring and Living as Neighbours (CLAN), the two-day workshop provided an opportunity for individuals in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their advocacy and leadership skills, and collaborate on strategies to keep young people living with obesity and/or diabetes safe during COVID-19. Date: October 23 & 24 Time: […]

What Works & What Doesn’t To Meaningfully Engage The Youth Living with NCD Community

For this year’s Global Week for Action on NCDs, NCD Child Young Leaders Anita Bulindi, Dr. Apoorva Gomber, Dr. Shakira Choonara, Alex Kwok and Joab Wako are speaking up to share what it means to meaningfully engage young people when it comes to tackling non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and achieving health for all. This year’s theme […]

Youth in Action: Solutions to Addressing and Managing Diabetes

Back to all news and events #YouthBeyondT1D On September 28, 2021, NCD Child invited young people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) around the world to engage in a dialogue to share their stories and solutions on how they addressed and managed their T1D. The conversation is a continuation from #YouthBeyondT1D, aimed to amply youth […]

Beyond the pandemic: Health systems change to protect children and adolescents from NCDs

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of health systems around the world. Emergency measures have created barriers to accessing essential services and medicines, with major impacts on children and young people, especially those living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs). As the pandemic continues into the foreseeable future, we must position youth at the center of […]